Kimono Cardigan / Sweater 2 in 1 by Natalia Kononova

Kimono Cardigan / Sweater 2 in 1

April 2017
Thread ?
6 repeats = 4 inches
in Block Stitch
2.75 mm (C)
1.9 mm
5220 yards (4773 m)
One size fits Medium, Large, Extra Large, Extra Extra Large / M, L, 1X, 2X / 38, 42, 46, 50'' / 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127 cm bust circumference.
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with Serenum Cardigan/ Sweater crochet pattern - a later version of the same pattern with improved instructions, added videos and more yarn choices.

Crocheting a sweater is a lot of work. Wouldn’t it be great to work on one, but get 2 different garments?
Depending on you mood, wear it as a cardigan or a top / sweater. Transformation is done by lacing 2 parts in different ways. It would take you 10 minutes to change between styles!
While big changes usually stressful for people, small shifts in appearance raise our energy and spirit.
Mandala motifs represent a microcosm of the universe. They embrace a deep purple body of endless space with far away galaxies, comets and meteorite trajectories.

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Crochet level:

  • Intermediate.

You should know how to crochet following stitches:

  • Ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), hdc (half double crochet), dc (double crochet), tr (treble).

This pattern includes:

  • Step-by-step pictures
  • Schematic
  • Written instructions
  • Charts
  • Instructions are given in English language, American terminology

Crochet hooks:

  • 2.75 mm, 1.9 mm (for laces only)

Recommended materials:

  • Sport Weight yarn (about 176.3yds / 161.2m / 50 g) in 4 colors: 30g / 1.1oz / 105.5yds in Brown, 70g / 2.5oz / 247yds in Dark Red, 220g / 7.8 oz / 775.5yds in Green, 420g / 14.9oz / 1481yds in Purple. Suitable yarn: Scheepjes Cotton 8, Scheepjes Bamboo Soft, Scheepjes Sunkissed.
  • Shown here Halcyon Yarn Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn (lace weight, 100% unmercerized cotton, 353yds / 322m per 50g; shrinks after washing). Doubled to sport weight. 30g / 1.1oz / 211yds / 1 mini-cone in Light Brown, 70g / 2.5oz / 494yds / 1 mini-cone in Wine, 220g / 7.8oz / 1551yds / 1 lb cone in Special Green, 420g / 14.9oz / 2961yds / 1 lb cone in Grape. 1 mini-cone is 600 yards. Double for the project. Use kitchen scale to check when winding half of needed yarn weight in a separate ball. After scale shows the half of weight you need, form a new ball of doubled yarn.
  • Crochet hooks 2.75mm and 1.9mm (for laces only), locking marker, tapestry needle, fabric stiffener or fabric glue (optional).


  • One size fits Medium, Large, Extra Large, Extra Extra Large / M, L, 1X, 2X / 38, 42, 46, 50’’ / 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127 cm bust circumference.
  • Model size is Medium / 38’’ / 96.5 cm bust circumference, 5’ 6’’ / 168 cm height.


  • Motif side is about 11 cm / 4 5/16’’.
  • 7 blocks wide x 7 blocks (14 rows) of block stitch = 11 cm / 4 5/16’’ x 10.5 cm / 4 1/8’’ made with 2.75 mm hook.


  • 2 halves of top are equal and made separately. Right side of cardigan: motifs R1 – R20, left side: motifs L1- L20.
  • All parts of each side joined as you go.
  • 2 halves are connected into a cardigan or a sweater by lacing.

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